• White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 55 Solution Hints
Take it from the other side... From the bottom... Checkmate the Black king from the bottom... But first move the White rook up - the Black rook will have to move on h6... Then move the White rook down... Take it from the other side... Think how to mate the Black king from the bottom...
• Puzzle 55 Data
1. Author: Wotawa, Alois (1896-1970).
Famous chess composer, Austria.
2. Year: 1935
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #
• The Puzzle Answer
1. Ra8! Rh6
[1... Rh6 is the only decent move for Black]
[1... R~7?? 2. Rh8+ Rh7 3. Rxh7# 1-0]
2. Ra1! Rh8
3. Rg1 Ra8
4. Rg3! fg+
[4... Ra2? 5. Rxh3# 1-0]
5. fg# 1-0
[The first White move 1. Ra1 is a bad one.]
[For example: 1. Ra1? Rd7 2. Rg1 Rd2 3. Rf1 Rd3 0-1]
Endgames: Puzzles 1-30